Women spend 5 hours a day collecting fuel for cooking, causing health problems, limiting opportunity: IEA

About 2.3 billion people use inefficient and polluting fuels for cooking …about a third of the population: IEA

This International Energy Agency event is worth watching (there are some issues with the sound).


Costs only $8 billion to repair the problem. IEA’s Fatih Birol calls on oil producers with $4 trillion in annual revenue to help fund solution.

“Benefits would be huge,” Birol said.

ADB’s Kariuki said the world should aim for clean cooking for all by 2030. Yet it’s off track to achieve this. See chart above.

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